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CNN
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
and pennsylvania later on. i slide further to the east, notice the snow hitting the city of cleveland, pittsburgh, buffalo, burlington, a lot of snow in interior new england. we're looking at over a foot of snow. a couple of inches for new york city and boton. if that's not enough. we have severe storms right now sweeping across the southeast. these are the same storms that brought the tornado you saw pictures of earlier to mobile, alabama. we're not done yet. frequent lightning strikes, in georgia. luckily, today, a smaller geographic area, but a busy day, people heading back to the stores and traveling today. right here across parts of south carolina and parts of north carolina, are you seeing the threat of severe weather and the eastern half of georgia, jacksonville, florida. if you are driving in the region, please make sure you are aware of damage. we have mountain snow out west. a really unsettled weather pattern and unusual for this holiday week. alina. >> have you been very busy, bone eschneider. >>> other top stories, wleerning about that guy that killed firefighters on christmas eve mor
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
and west of the city, out towards carroll county and fredrick county. a wintery mix moving in during the course of the mornings and the afternoon. right now it's clear over the north of the state, but a couple hundred miles to the south and west of us. notice in about three hours we're going to start to see this batch of precipitation moving in and it will start as snow in a lot of spots. a burst of snow first, it goes over to the rain for the city as we head into the midday hour. still an ice situation toward the north and west. we'll break down the details, show you some numbers coming up in a little bit. we'll get a check on the traffic over with lauren cook. >>reporter: good morning, mike. all that wintery mix will make the roads slick. no delays in white marsh, 95, nice and clear from route 43 all the way into it the city. if you are traveling on the beltway this morning, no delays from parkville all the way up to towson. as we check in and take a live look at the west side at liberty road, traffic moving right along, no problems getting down to route 40 or if you are traveling
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
that shut down interstate 40 joust outside oklahoma city. texas got a double dose of bad weather, a 25-year-old man was killed near houston after a tree fell on his pickup. snow covered the ground in long view and turned dallas into a winter wonderland and blizzard warnings stretched from arkansas to pennsylvania. turning to mobile, alabama, windows were shattered and cars tossed off streets as this tornado touched down. >> oh my god, we need to go. it's right there. >> that's scary. several buildings damaged and several car accidents were blamed on the storm but no reports of serious injuries. emergency management officials tell cnn power has been restored to many customers, just over 7,000 in the dark, down from 23,000 last night. we head to mobile, christina leavenworth of w.e.a.r. in just about an hour weather officials will assess damage. christina, what are you hearing so far? >> reporter: good morning, carol. we are seeing a lot of damage here and it's widespread. the national weather service is saying the tornado touched down in five different locations, one of them here at murphy h
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
kelly and bill hemmer will bring it to you live from sometime square -- times square in new york city this coming monday. >> that's does it for us, thanks for watching. "studio b" with shepard"studio r starts now. >> the news begins anew on "studio b." the major winter storms that unleashed heavy snow and tornadoes on christmas now barreling towards the northeast. the travel delays are racking up fast. details on that ahead. the tornado threat still in effect for parts of the south after a record number of twisters rocked that region. we'll have much more on that in a moment. >>> plus, the president cutting his holiday vacation short to try to hammer out a deal on the fiscal cliff. where do we stand with six days to go? that's all ahead unless breaking news changes everything on "studio b." first from fox at 3:00, winter weather threatening to cause travel problems for people getting home after the holidays. some states dealing with snow, thunderstorms and tornadoes. check out this twister that touched down in mobile, alabama last night. >> oh my god, look. that's a tornado. oh, wow.
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 11:00am PST
. the mayor of indianapolis has shutdown all city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. >>> bargain shoppers are hitting
KOFY
Dec 26, 2012 11:30am PST
nine to 11 inches of snow today. the mayor of indianapolis has shutdown all city services, except police and fire. one last image, this is missouri, this storm system moving toward new england, bringing the possibility of more tornadoes to the coastal carolinas. more than 900 flights have been cancelled across the united states today. sfo reporting some delays to newark, philadelphia and dallas ft. worth. >>> saw people throwing out salt to melt some of the snow. happening now in the bay area computer software problem causing delays between 5 and 30 minutes on caltrain. a spokeswoman says the glitch is causing a problem with the signals, delays of more than an hour when service began in morning. caltrain is using a back-up system and they hope to have trains on time by the evening. >>> we know it is the day after christmas, let the returns begin. >> we'll have tips for making your returns go smoothly. why retailers are pinning hopes on after christmas sales. >>> good samaritan finds a man's wedding ring in the snow on the side of i-80. now comes the hard part, finding the owner. [
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 2:00am PST
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KRON
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
in hayward and 55 degrees in concord, redwood city will get up to the near mid '50s. here is your kron 47 day around the bay forecast. it will be a little breezy at times. thursday will be loss of sunshine and drive around 53 degrees. friday and saturday may be possibilities of more rain. sunday should be dry and for new year's eve we do expect to be dry and milder. >> this is our snow report. if they did have a lot of fresh snow yesterday. look at sierra. north star is also ed more than a foot. it is 16 to 20 in. of snow. if you are up there if you do have to take advantage of this. >> we are looking at a great ride around the bay area this morning. we're not tracking any delays or slowdowns. look at the bay bridge at west out. there are no metering lights due to the holiday. the same can be seen as the san mateo bridge that even with an accident that was just cleared there is actually not a lot of traffic. this has not done anything a slow ride or to increase the drive times across the span. looking at light traffic through marin county it is a 21 minute drive time with an easy commute acro
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 4:00pm EST
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CNN
Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
charges and the charges are dismissed. i don't think i'm somebody who i had the new york city da office in my pocket. they didn't believe the guy had been struck and dismissed the charges. there was no case there. >> but is there a way to deal with the -- i say this with great respect because i know you get much more attention than i would. whenever i come across these guys, especially tmz. they follow you around with a video. >> you have a very low threshold for entertainment. >> i find it a necessary bapartf the business. i would call them attacks, attacks on show business. >> my attitude is the business would be infinitely better if all of them were gone. >> really? >> if i could press a button and flush them down some swirling sewer vortex, i would do it. where's the button? hand it to me now. >> here's the deal, we'll leave you alone but you can never have any more publicity in any newspaper or magazine for anything you do? >> that is not practical. you and i know that you will have publicity. i'm not opposed to, even though i'm not ecstatic about all the entertainment journalism o
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
a wide funnel cloud is filmed barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. they were spawned from a snowstorm from all the way in california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging by some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents pick through the debris, as rescuers check for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mana s mangling the antebellum homes here. and it's not over yet, sam. a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. the only lights for miles around were those of police flashers. the power crews that were out last night are still working trying to get power back to the hospital. they haven't even begun to clear main roads in downtown mobile. and all of this weather is punching through to georgia, the caro
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 3:00am PST
are getting some twitter for rick. what is new york city looking like with a nor'easter on thursday. i want to know the answer on that. deadly storm system that pounded the midwest with storm and thousands of tornados heading northeast this morning. oh, my god. that is a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> gretchen: that funnel cocloud was spot indeed mobile, alabama and 10s of thens of people now without power. >> i prayed to god as loud as i could . praying for my safety and i knew and prayed that the truck stayed put and god would protect me. the brutal winds tossed the cars on top of each other and left the neighborhood a complete disaster. >> i never saw one in real life and just to be able to hear one, it is it a mile from where we are. it pretty amazing. toppled treese ended up killing two people in texas and louisiana. oklahoma got about seven inches of snow in that state . the weather was to blame for a massive car pile up on interstate 40. a woman died in another highway crash nearby. >> we talked about the flights all over the u.s. are cancelled . logan internat
FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 10:00am PST
populated cities. this monster already blamed for six deaths after dumping snow and sleet in the midwest. spawning dozens of tornadoes in the deep south, one touching down in mobile, alabama sparking explosions. there you saw it as it tracked across the city. in texas a suspected twister destroying several homes and businesses, fortunately nobody seriousl certificate injured seriously. hello i'm gregg jarrett. >> reporter: terrified americans took cover stunned by what they were seeing. i'm heather childress. >> oh, my god, that is a tornado. oh, wow, oh, jesus look at that tornado. look at them, that's like two tornadoes, it's two funnels on the ground. oh, lord. look at there. wow. look at that. dear jesus please keep your hands-on my sister and her family. >> reporter: scary stuff but she kept shooting that video on a cellphone, that was in downtown mobile alabama. the danger is not over yet. right now tornado watches are in effect for eastern, north and south carolina while heavy no and blizzard conditions will impact the ohio valley and northeast. we will have more on that in a live
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 8:00am PST
to listen to the funnel cloud as it approached the city. >> christmas day tornado. going through mobile. oh, my god, look, that's a tornado. oh, wow. oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> look at that. it caused a lot of damage. and knocked out power to more than 20,000 customers. incredibly, no one was killed, although at least two storm-related deaths were reported elsewhere. but even nature's most destructive forces can have a beautiful side. the storm generated this end-to-end rainbow as it passed near jackson, mississippi. let's get to alexandra steele. >> the legs on this thing are insane. certainly one for the record books. on the snow side and on the severe side, mobile, two tornadoes, one yesterday and then one five days before that. it was the greatest christmas day tornado outbreak on the records, for the record books since records have been kept. in denver, the first white christmas in three years. dallas, the 4 inches of snow. last time that happened, 1926. in little rock, 9 inches. last time they had any measurable snow of that nature was in 1926. must have been a snowy year tha
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
barreling across the city. lightning flashing inside, like giant christmas ornaments. twrisers spawned by a snowstorm marching all of the way from california. triggering these explosions. the midtown area of mobile fully blacked out. lit only by the lights of police cruisers. here in mobile, thousands still blacked out with power. across the region, over 250,000 people without power. >> we've had some moderate to minor injuries. to this point, there's been no deaths reported. judging from some of the damage we witnessed today, it's a miracle. >> reporter: dazed residents picked through the debris, as rescuers checked for people still trapped in the rubble. the winds mangling the antebellum homes here. picking up cars and ripping through a nearly 100-year-old high school here in mobile. and it's not over yet, sam. there is still a high wind warning is in effect. we talked about the breadth of the damage coming through last night. to get these power lines out of the way, of course, first restoring power to that hospital that got knocked out and all of this weather is punching through geo
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
. >> he was stolen from a street in new york city and now thanks to good samaritans the dog is back home. >> whoa! >>> there goes santa! look at that. >> this sad, an alabama fan, a hat, and tickets to the bcs title game. >> we're going to the game! ♪ >>> welcome to cbs this morning. we begin with this powerful storm system that caused a string of tornadoes that damaged buildings and knocked out hour in places like louisiana, mississippi, and alabama. it dropped heavy snow in parts of texas, oklahoma, and arkansas. >> it's blamed for three deaths and we'll check the forecast but we begin in hard hit mobile alabama where blake brown of our cbs affiliate is watching the tornado damage blake, good morning. >>> good morning this is the scene here in mobile, we have big trees down powerlines down, roof damage and it is just hours after the storm ripped through the city. >> volatile conditions as tornadoes toucheddown around mobile. >> i was screams and hollaring, and i was just scared to death. >> we ran into the cooler, got all of the employees in the cooler, and it cam
CNN
Dec 26, 2012 1:00pm PST
, and alabama. the hardest hit, mobile, where a twister ripped through the city downing tree, power lines and damaging more than 100 homes and businesses as well as a church and a high school. some were caught on the road when the tornado hit. >> at that poibnt, we just drov as fast as we possibly could. >> reporter: today officials assessed the damage and a cleanup began across much of the south. >> this is a dangerous situation with all the roofs off and the win did windows blown out. >> reporter: the top priority, getting power back to more than 215,000 residents across the southeast left in the dark. we temperatures expected to dip below freezing in some areas, officials say the main concern is keeping people safe. and almost 1200 flights today already have been canceled across the country and they're expecting many more delays. as a matter of fact, some airports are seeing almost four hours of delays. so they're telling people to check at the airport, check your flights before you get there. and as the storm continues to move into the northeast tonight and tomorrow, there will be mor
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
for the 4th quarter dunk. it was a rematch of last season's finals. oklahoma city and miami. miami got the win by the way, 103-97. lebron james assisting on the court. >>> a christmas eve sendoff for recovering sea lion in marin county. the marine mammal center released kiki on rodeo beach monday. as you can see, he couldn't wait to get out of the crate and head into the water. workers rescued the sea lion near monterey last week. he was lethargic, malnourished and bite marks on his neck. that's why frank's not here this morning. [ laughter ] >> the center helped him recover with nearly six pounds of herring daily. >> aw, kiki is back at home. so is frank. [ laughter ] >>> 6:25. coming up in the next half hour, a big ooops on the wheel of fortune has the internet calling for a do-over. >>> a strong line of storms brings a blizzard to the northeast. >> and americans edge closer to the "fiscal cliff." still ahead, who works through the holiday to come up with the plan. [ laughter ] [ girl ] wow, you guys have it easy. i wish i had u-verse when i was your age. in my day, we didn't have th
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 9:00am EST
housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
CNBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am EST
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FOX News
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
parts of alabama, georgia, mississippi and parts of florida. the biggest city to be hit by numerous rare winter twisters as well as powerful straight line winds. forecasters say there could have been as many as 19 tornados that ripped through the area. trees and power lines are on the ground, leaving debris in the roadway. folks in texas are feeling from where parts of the system originated. >> i tell you what. i never seen one in real life. just to hear one from that far away, that is a mile from where we are and you could still hear it. it was pretty amazing. >> as far as i know there is a small town, maybe 10 miles from here, lovelady. blew the roof off of a bank into another house. that was a couple of structures. as far as i know a guy, he had a house a mile from here and it totally took it down. as you see by the size of the slab used to be a huge feed store and metal. it wasn't a weak building at all. it was a well-built building. man, it just, you see what it did to it. it is amazing. >> reporter: gregg, we talked about a lot of debris on the roadway. people are driving home from
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
outside oklahoma city, a 21-vehicle pile-up on interstate 40 stopped traffic for five hours. 12 people were injured. one state over in missouri, salt trucks were busy preparing the roads for expected heavy snowfall. transportation officials mark sheldon warned holiday travelers. >> certainly, those roads are slick. if you don't have to get out, please don't get out. >> reporter: the storm system caused heavy snow in the midwest, brought heavy rains and wind to the south, and shrouded the city of atlanta in fog. at least two reported tornadoes touched down in the houston area. one man was killed when a toppled tree flattened his pickup truck. by mid-afternoon, nearly 70,000 people in the houston area were without power. meteorologist david bernard says it's only going to get worse. >> this is a wide-ranging storm, as far as impacts go. there's a tornado threat in the south all the way into the southeast for tomorrow. north of that, arkansas into tennessee, indiana, parts of missouri and even into ohio, the threat will be for blizzard conditions developing later tonight and tomorrow. >>
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 2:40am PST
of this city were suddenly dark, leaving 17,000 homes and businesses without power. emergency crews blocked roads to better assess the damage, while the rain continued to pour on the city. >> oh, jesus, look at that tornado. >> reporter: another of the more than a dozen tornadoes in the region damaged several homes in southeast mississippi. several people were injured, luckily none seriously. >> we have a lot of damage, people hurt. >> we've had homes that are 90% destroyed. >> reporter: the christmas day storm is being blamed for a young man's death in houston. he was trying to push aside a downed tree, when another tree snapped and fell on top of him, killing him instantly. blizzard conditions blanketed the midwest and beyond. snowplows had to clear roads as far south as lubbock, texas. interstate 40 near the intersection of i-35 and oklahoma was closed for most of christmas morning after a massive car pileup. freezing rain conditions caused 21 vehicles to crash into one another. several people were taken to the hospital. the storms are only expected to increase in strength as they sweep
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
cancelled, and across new york city area airports, delays can reach nearly three hours long. across the country, much of the same, as the storm is felt from coast to coast. nationwide, more than 1,400 flights cancelled today alone. and there are fears of a ripple effect into another busy holiday weekend. so far, american airlines is suffering the most. 500 flights cancelled, 200 for delta. it's rebooking for free and hopes to be back to normal by tomorrow afternoon. still, if you are headed to the airport tonight, you might want to consider packing a sandwich, or maybe even a pillow. naflt? >> and lots of patience. katy tur at laguardia, thanks so much. >>> if that's not enough, there is another storm picking up steam. kelly cass is at the weather channel headquarters with more of what we can expect the next few days. good evening, kelly. >> good evening, natalie. we're still dealing with the storm across the northeast, bringing blizzard conditions at times to western new york and western pennsylvania as well. we still have the snow accumulating right along the new york state thruwa
ABC
Dec 26, 2012 6:30pm EST
into the heart of this city. >> christmas day tornado, going through mobile. that's like two tornadoes. >> reporter: this ef-1 twister, with winds up to 110 miles per hour, exploding into this church, snatching trees and mangling mansions. over 150,000 homes still without power. neighbors joining work crews, offering a shoulder and a hand. tessie and russell johnson held on tight to each other as the twister roared through. it lasted for just a short time? >> yeah, about 30 seconds. that's all it took. >> we were saying i love you a lot. >> yeah. >> reporter: this family also lucky to be alive. ashley and rick, a football coach at this high school, had family over for christmas. suddenly, the skies darkened. s took everybody along with you? >> they thought i was crazy. >> reporter: fleeing into the school's field house. not the christmas you anticipated? >> you kind of forgot it was christmas for awhile. >> reporter: and when that family finally emerged from that shelter just over there, this is what they saw. six class rooms e vice rated. perhaps this tornado left behind one christmas
FOX News
Dec 25, 2012 4:00pm PST
that that city has seen in nearly 100 years. today the airlines had to cancel some 150 flights nationwide. you can hardly see a thing in atlanta's airport. it's the busiest one in the country. biggest travel headaches could come tomorrow as the folks take to the roads and the skies by the millions. the system's one-two punch also slamming the southeast. winds there reaching 70 miles per hour. that, of course, close to hurricane strength. and officials report possible tornadoes in texas, louisiana, and mississippi and they say a man died when strong winds knocked down this tree. the twister threat isn't over yet. so let's go straight to meteorologist sara robleski from fox 25 in boston. sarah, could to see you. who is going to see snow? how much and when is it going to clear out? >> yeah. this storm is a big storm. there is many components to it. the main thing that we are watching for snow that pushed through parts of the plains now is going to be heading to the northeast in places such as the ohio valley, the midwest and the northeast over the next couple of days that is going to see a goodme
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm EST
of supervisors of the mayor or the city attorney are somebody and see what his job was like. and what a good thing that was. i remember that. and one of the reasons, architecture that i was in china, but one of the things i thought was great in architecture is in australia, they have changed now, but they built a parliament. and this parliament, whatever architecture reason, it goes up like this. it's huge, and the building goes down almost to the ground and it's covered with grass, the whole ceiling. so what the children, would come in droves in the buses and they would go to the top and they would go down like that. and i thought what a good idea. the association in their mind will be this democratic government of australia, and it has a place where i can go and roll downhill, so they'll have a positive association and it will make you more interested and they will learn about it. so i'm just pointing out there is no single technique, but ultimately it does depend on building the support for this idea. which means explain, which debating, which means discussing, which means the press event
CSPAN
Dec 25, 2012 8:45pm EST
in confederate ports. the union had chanced the bombardment of the city of vicksburg, and new orleans had fallen. the tennessee, cumberland, and mississippi rivers seem to belong the north, not the south. and it must have seemed for a time in 1862 that this combination of events, particularly the naval successes for the union, were about to end the war between the states. and then the trend line changed. the father of water that lincoln boasted now flowed unvexed to the sea, became vexed all over again. so jim, let's start with you. what happened and why? >> well, the union navy was on a roll in the fall and winter of '61 and '62 and the spring of 1862. and it looked like they were going to open up the mississippi river completely in the summer of 1862. vicksburg was really the only confederate bastion still on the mississippi river, and both the sea-going fleet under, now-admiral david farrogot came up from the gulf of mexico to vicksburg and the so-called we were flotilla of river boats fought down the mississippi, capturing memphis on the way and a number of other places as well, and they com
MSNBC
Dec 26, 2012 2:00pm PST
on a snowy evening here in new york city. chris matthews picks things up right now. >>> heading over niagra falls in a barrel. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. let's start with this. president obama and his republican opponents are about to go over niagra falls in a barrel, but nobody knows for shush how bad it's going to be. will the economy smash on the rocks below? will the stock market plunge a thousand points and keep on dropping? will the world money watchers see the u.s. drowning in its own dysfunction? or will obama and the dead-end opposition it faces be saved by the public's horribly low expectations of what they can do? what will prove stronger for obama and boehner? the barrels they're riding in or the power of niagra falls itself? joining me now is politico's jonathan ryan. how about an answer on that one? what's going to protect these guys more? the low expectations people have about them getting anything done or failing to do what they set out to do. they all set the deadline. they have the -- what do you call it. the stakes are c
CNBC
Dec 25, 2012 11:00pm EST
on cnbc returns. [ male announcer ] citi turns 200 this year. so why exactly should that be of any interest to you? well, in that time there've been some good days. and some difficult ones. but, through it all, we've persevered, supporting some of the biggest ideas in modern history. like the transatlantic cable that connected continents. and the panama canal that made our world a smaller place. we supported the marshall plan that helped europe regain its strength. and pioneered the atm, so you can get cash when you want it. it's been our privilege to back ideas like these, and the leaders behind them. so why should our anniversary matter to you? because for 200 years, we've been helping people and their ideas move from ambition to achievement. and the next great idea could be yours. ♪ >> the cancer that eventually killed steve jobs was discovered accidentally. while he was being checked for kidney stones back in 2004, a cat scan showed a shadow on his pancreas that turned out to be a malignant tumor. but as jobs' biographer walter isaacson told us, the initial prognosis was a po
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Dec 26, 2012 5:00pm EST
you tomorrow. >>> live from the nasdaq market site in new york city's time square, i'm melissa lee. here are tonight's top three trades. retail wreck. santa delivered coal for most today. should you be betting on a bounce back? the global race to print money is on. and we've got the best ways to play japan's easy money. and 2013 trades. top picks in an uncertain world also "fast money" goes fast forward into next year. first, to our top stories. five days to go until the fiscal cliff and the heat is turning up on both sides of the aisle. house speaker john boehner says the senate needs to act first. meantime, just about 40 minutes ago, tim geithner said the u.s. is simply running out of money. let's get the latest on this game of chicken from c nbc's chief political correspondent, john harwood. john? >> melissa, i want to bring you up to date on the fiscal cliff developments. first of all, as you mentioned, secretary geithner has informed the senate that the united states government will hit its debt ceiling on monday. that is december 31st. now, that doesn't mean that anything hap
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